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Entries now open for Northern Tech Awards 2023.

Manchester, 17 January 2023 - GP Bullhound is delighted to announce that entries for the 2023 Northern Tech Awards are now open. In its tenth year, the annual Northern Tech Awards showcase and celebrate the fastest growing and most promising tech companies in the North of the UK.

Entries are open until 17 March 2023. To qualify for entry to the Top 100, firms must have at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum revenue level of £500k in 2020. Companies with revenues below this threshold are invited to enter and will be considered for the Northern Stars category.

To submit your entry, please follow this link.

Shortlisted companies will be revealed on 6 April 2023 in GP Bullhound’s annual Northern Tech 100 League Table, featuring the Top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the North.

The winners and Top 100 will then be celebrated at an exclusive award ceremony on 20 April 2023 at Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh – attended by entrepreneurs, CEOs and business leaders at the forefront of the region’s digital economy.

The 2023 award categories are:

  • Fastest Growing Company of the Year (with revenues under £10m)
  • Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year (with revenues over £10m)
  • Judges’ Innovation Award
  • Judges’ Award for International Success
  • Judges’ Leadership Award
  • Tech4Good Award
  • Judges’ Entrepreneur Award
  • Judges’ Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Overall Judges’ Award
  • The Region’s Top Northern Star Awards
  • Northern Star Innovation Award
  • Northern Star Sustainability Award
  • Northern Star Award for potential International Success
  • Northern Star Overall Judges’ Award

Javed Huq, Executive Director at GP Bullhound, said: “2022 was a year of change for the global technology sector, with rising interest rates and persistent inflation creating significant headwinds for founders to navigate. Nevertheless, the tech ecosystem across the North of the UK showed its resilience and value to the wider UK economy through strong growth and continued job creation. The 10th anniversary of the Northern Tech Awards will celebrate the incredible achievements of the region’s digital economy over the past 12 months and we look forward to shining the spotlight on some of the most notable success stories.”

Previous winners at the Northern Tech Awards include Connex One, Crisp, Double Eleven, Evolution Funding, FOD mobility group, LADbible, Matillion, Miss Group, musicMagpie, Modern Milkman, Nexus, Peak, QBS Technology Group, Skyscanner, The Hut Group, and Twinkle Educational Publishing.

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About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999 in London and Menlo Park, the firm today has 12 offices spanning Europe, the US and Asia. For more information, please visit

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